"We're trying to get some guys used to staring at each other in the huddle. That became a problem with the nagging injuries during two-a-days," said McMahon.
The players might need to wear nametags in the huddle when CU opens up in less than a week against Fresno State. Here is the current M.A.S.H. report:
- DT Justin Bannan played only one series before he left with continuing pain in his Achilles tendon.
- DBs Donald Strickland (groin) and Joe Swift (hamstring) joined the list of hurting defenseman that includes Lovell Houston, Matt McChesney and Terrance Wood.
There were some highlights from those few players who did play. Defensive end Tyler Brayton sacked the QB three times, and OLB Kori Mossoni added two more. LB Aaron Killion looked like he was ready for the season with six tackles and a huge hit on RB Chris Brown in a goal line situation that still might be echoing through the Flatirons.
Maybe it's a good thing that the Buffs have co-defensive coordinators, because they are going to have their hands full this week figuring out who can and will play on Sunday night.